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Associate of Arts in Media, Cultural and Creative Studies


Programme Code: AD 110 3416 6338 2305 5315

Application Code 報名編號 : AD110
(Applicants who wish to apply for Music Theme should submit a separate application)

Aims and features

This major aims at building up students’ fundamental knowledge of music so as to prepare them for further studies in music or to pursue a Musicmusicrelated career. The curriculum covers basic theory and practices ranging from western classical music to Chinese Music and world music.

The global trend

The cultural and creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors, with enormous potential in economic growth and career development. Students equipped with cultural literacy and media literacy will continue to be the most sought-after in the years to come!

Hot subjects

Our rigorous curriculum covers hot university subjects such as media, journalism, communications, marketing, advertising, cultural and creative studies, and emphasizes your mental agility, language and transferrable skills, all of which are becoming increasingly important for both university education and the job market.

Flexible choices

You have the flexibility to select from a pool of elective courses and core courses offered by the other themes.

High recognition

We have 15 years of experience in delivering subjects in media and cultural studies, and are one of the most recognized AD programmes in Hong Kong.

Excellent track record

Over the past 14 years, our graduates have been performing exceptionally well with university entrance to UGC funded programmes, particularly in areas like Arts & Humanities, Cultural Management, Media, Languages, Journalism & Communication, and Education.


Opportunities for Further Studies

The inter-disciplinary nature of the Associate of Arts in Media, Cultural and Creative Studies programme allows graduates to apply for a range of degree programmes, for example, media studies, cultural studies, cultural management, creative media, film studies, communication studies, gender studies, Asian studies, global studies, comparative literature, humanities, social sciences, music, journalism and visual media.

2020 Overall Progression Rate: 84%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 57%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of recent years have articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong

BA (Hons) Conservation
BA (Hons) Chinese
BA (Hons) Comparative Literature
BA (Hons) English
BA (Hons) Fine Arts
BA (Hons) Global Creative Industries
BA (Hons) Hong Kong Studies
BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Philosophy
BA and BEd Language Education - English (Double Degree)
BA and BSSc Social Data Science
BJ (Hons)
BSSc Sociology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BA Anthropology
BA Chinese Lang & Lit
BA Contemporary China Studies
BA Cultural Management
BA Cultural Studies
BA English
BA Fine Arts
BA History
BA Music
BA Philosophy
BA Religious Studies
BSSc Gender Studies
BSSc Global Studies
BSSc Journalism & Communication
BSSc Psychology
BSSc Sociology

City University of Hong Kong

BA Chinese & History
BA Creative Media
BA Culture & Heritage Management
BA Digital TV & Broadcasting
BA English for the Professions
BA English
BA Language Studies
BA Linguistics & Language Applications
BA Media & Communication
BA Translation & Interpretation
BAS New Media
BBA Management
BSc Creative Media
BSocSc Applied Sociology
BSocSc Asian & International Studies
BSocSc Criminology
BSocSc Environmental Policy
BSocSc Public Policy, Management & Politics

Hong Kong Baptist University

BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
BA (Hons) Creative Writing for Film TV & New Media
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
BA (Hons) Geography
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Humanities
BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Translation
BA (Hons) Visual Arts
BA (Hons) Eng Lang & Lit and BEd (Hons) Eng Lang Teaching (Double Degree)
BSocSc (Hons) China Studies - Economics
BSocSc (Hons) Communication - Film and Media Arts
BSocSc (Hons) Communication - Public Relations & Advertising
BSocSc (Hons) Integrated Communication Management
BSocSc (Hons) Geography
BSocSc (Hons) Social Policy
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

BA (Hons) Advertising Design
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chi Studies
BA (Hons) Communication Design
BA (Hons) Eng Studies for the Professions
BA (Hons) Language & Culture
BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles Scheme in Design
BA (Hons) Social Design
BBA (Hons) Marketing
BComm (Hons) Public Relations & Advertising Major (Advertising and Branding)
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Nursing

The Education University of Hong Kong

BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture (Music)
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture (Visual Arts)
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BA (Hons) Human & Organizational Development
BA (Hons) Language Studies (Chinese Major)
BA (Hons) Liberal Studies
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture & BEd (Hons) Visual Arts (co-terminal double degree)
BSocSc (Hons) Global & Hong Kong Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Greater China Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Psychology
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) English Language
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Music

Lingnan University

BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) Philosophy
BA (Hons) Visual Studies

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

University of the Arts London
Edinburgh Napier University
University of the West of England, Bristol
University of Hull
Manchester Metropolitan University

Career Prospects

The practical training allows you to embark on a wide array of careers, including advertising, marketing, art management, public relations, media management, creative industries, publishing in both the public and private sectors.


Special Entrance Requirements

Applicants are also required to possess the certificate of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Music Theory with Grade 5 or above, or equivalent.


*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • English for Arts and Humanities
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Elementary Statistics

Experiential Learning

  • The Journey of Self-Discovery

Year 1 

Core Courses

  • Fundamentals of Tonal Music I 
  • Music in Western History (Baroque through Late Romantic Periods)

Year 2 

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Musics of the World
  • Introduction to Chinese Music
  • Fundamentals of Tonal Music II​
  • Creativity and Creative Industries


(Choose TWO courses from the following)

  • Understanding Culture and Everyday Life​
  • Introduction to Film Studies 
  • Introduction to Media and Communications
  • Cultural Space: Examining & Enabling People & Place
Core Curriculum Courses
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Culture, Media and Society 
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Scientific and Technological Literacy
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Perspectives in Arts and Humanities 
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment, timetabling and resources available.
Mak Foon Yuk, Lily
Mak Foon Yuk, Lily
  • 2020 HKBU Bachelor of Communication (Film and Television) Year 3
  • Other offer received: CityU Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media Year 3
  • Other offer received: HKAPA Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Television Year 1

中學時我只看見一條路︰考好DSE上大學,受傳統和狹窄的思想所影響,很少看見自己。AAMCCS令我明白,遇到個人、社會等問題時,要懂得退一步觀察,擺脫固有觀念,冷靜地分析並解決問題。HKU SPACE CC內有不少良師助我提升能力,現在我成為大學生,並不是為了走完那條路,而是為了進一步提升能力,成為一個我渴望成為的自己。感謝HKU SPACE CC成為我人生旅途的

Lee Shing Hei, Venise
Lee Shing Hei, Venise
  • 2020 HKU Bachelor of Arts in Global Creative Industries Year 3
  • Other offer received: CityU Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Year 3

During the 2 years in the AAMCCS programme, I have met countless creative and unconventional people, including students, tutors and lecturers. They have inspired and reignited my passion for learning about everyday culture, from examining its dominant ideologies to discussing the common usage of memes or emojis. I am ready to explore more surprising and fascinating things in everyday life. 

Chui Ka Hei, Jeff
Chui Ka Hei, Jeff
  • 2020 HKU Bachelor of Arts in Global Creative Industries Year3
  • Other offer received: CityU Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies Year 3

It was frustrating that I did not achieve my goals in HKDSE. Yet, HKU SPACE CC and the AAMCCS programme have introduced to me a brand-new world with unique perspectives. The lectures developed my critical thinking skills, which not only apply to the coursework, but also my life target. After two years of precious progress, I strongly believe that I am fully equipped, and I am ready to take the upcoming challenges in order to achieve my goal.

Chan Yik Tung Alison
Chan Yik Tung Alison
  • 2020 HKU Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology Year 3
  • Other offer received: HKU Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Social Data Science
  • Other offer received: HKUST School of Business and Management

Academically, this programme allowed me to gain professional knowledge in appreciating creative works done by different kinds of people. Yet, the most enjoyable part for me is having the opportunity to write stories, make short movies, songs, and animations. Working with groupmates on creating cultural spaces in class and doing presentations and performances are also incredible and memorable.

Cheung King Ho
Cheung King Ho
  • 2012-14 Associate of Arts (Music)
  • 2014-18 BA (Major in Music & Japanese Studies), The University of Hong Kong
  • 2015 Joined the Exchange Programme at University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2016-17 Joined the Exchange Programme at International Christian University, Japan
  • 2017 Joined the Internship Programme at Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo
  • 2018 於日本國駐香港總領事館任職

The lecturers at HKU SPACE Community College were willing to offer help anytime and anywhere. Not only did they provide professional suggestions on academic aspect, they were always ready to share personal learning experience with me. Under their selfless guidance, I had clearer pictures of my study and future career path. Furthermore, their support and encouragement help me to build my confidence to overcome uncertainties and hurdles ahead.

Wong Ching Yu
Wong Ching Yu
  • 2015-16 Associate of Arts in Media, Cultural and Creative Studies [AD Year 1 articulated to BA Year 1]
  • Offer received: CUHK Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies Year 1

與其說文學副學士 (媒體、文化及創意) 的課程只是單純一個科目,不如說這個課程教導我們該以哪種態度面對這個世界。在課堂中,老師經常鼓勵同學以批判思維去思考日常的大小事,並教導我們以不同層面角度看同一件事物,從中同學可以對社會的意識形態及文化有更深一層的體會和認識。